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Eggnog: Spike And Let It Sit, For Safety

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Eggnog: Spike And Let It Sit, For Safety

Eggnog: Spike And Let It Sit, For Safety

Eggnog: Spike And Let It Sit, For Safety

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A perennial holiday dilemma: Will alcohol kill bacteria like salmonella in homemade eggnog? Microbiologists Vince Fischetti and Raymond Schuch, from The Rockefeller University, ran an experiment in the lab to see whether salmonella can survive in a vat of spiked eggnog.

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